And I told her not to be afraid of who she wants to be." As for her father's behavior, "I would love to say it's surprising, but it's not.

As for her music, she's wondering whether she should go the sophisticated route of, say, an Adele or dance music like Lady Gaga.

(The examples are hers.) She would love for Ronson's hotshot producer brother, Mark, to work with her, but "he seems really busy," she says diplomatically.

Following a turn on the soap opera “Another World,” her big break came when she was cast in the dual lead roles for the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap,” playing twins opposite Dennis Quaid.

Lohan received high praise, and went on to star in a number of teen-friendly films, including “Freaky Friday,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” and “Mean Girls.” In 2004, Lohan released her first single, “Rumors,” and her debut album, “Speak,” which went all the way to number four on the Billboard 200 chart.

It's a Saturday night in early October and Lindsay Lohan is sitting at the Chateau Marmont drinking a Shirley Temple.

She is such a regular at the hotel that no one gives a second look when she comes racing in with a friend.Her leggings line, named 6126 after Marilyn Monroe's birth date, hit stores this past summer."There's not much you can do with leggings, but I'm doing everything I can," she says.Lindsay is wearing a black dress over a pair of her now-signature leggings, Yves Saint Laurent boots, several bracelets, two diamond rings on her right hand, and an open black Michael Jackson-like glove on her left.She looks a little more glamorous than usual — "The hostess said, 'It's so nice to see you dressed up,'" she says — and the faintly ironic beverage reveals that she's no longer living la vida Lohan.They have been photographed together on countless occasions: at Ronson's sister's fashion show in New York; cavorting in bikinis on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico; at Lindsay's prom-themed 22nd-birthday party this past summer."I think it's pretty obvious who I'm seeing," Lindsay admits after much, much prodding. First of all, you never know what's going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now.